Fusing: 202 Combing and Vitrigraph Class Details

Fusing: 202 Combing and Vitrigraph

50 star rating (2 reviews)
One Day Only: 

Where:  Delphi's Lansing Creativity Center

When:  11:00 am - 4:30 pm


Instructor: Roy Kapp

Approx. Material Cost: Included

Experience Required: Students must have previous fusing experience, such as a beginning fusing class like Fusing Is Fun or Beginning Fusing: 101.

Type of Class: Demonstration and hands-on projects

Class Description: Learn these two advanced fusing techniques in this one-day class. Combing is an exciting process of manipulating hot glass in a kiln using a stainless steel rake to pull across the surface of the molten glass. This motion causes different colors to blend and streak in unique one-of-a-kind patterns. Students will make a finished project with their combed piece. See how to set up the vitrigraph kiln to produce hot swirls of color and shapes in hot glass. Manipulate the molten glass as it flows out of the bottom of the kiln to create your designs. Use the finished free formed stringers to create a totally unique piece of fused glass art. Topics will include kiln safety and set-up, shelf. All materials for both projects are included.

Safety: Please do not wear sandals if cutting or handling glass. Safety glasses must be worn during class, provided if needed.

Tools & Materials Included: An outline and printed fusing schedules will be provided. Use of our grinders and saws

Additional Tools & Materials: Pen/paper for notes

See the cancellation policy.

  • Category
  • Fusing
  • Skill Level
  • Intermediate
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  • Call: 800-248-2048 x3024

Class Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
  •   Another fun class
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Pros : Another fun day doing fun fusing things with Roy. Since I had taken theclass before, this time I had a better idea what I was going to for my projects, and also what colors I was going to use for them My sister also had a lot of fun. And she really enjoys coming in from NY to take classes with Roy. When she took a class at Bullseye, they didn't let them do much or keep any of the stringers they made, so she was so she was really having fun with the process. The only thing I am upset about is that I forgot to take a picture of the plate with the stringers on it before I left. I like to have a record of everything I do.
Cons : As I said in the survey the last time I took the class, it really needs to be a longer class. Even though I had a pretty good idea of what I wanted to accomplish, it still seemed like I was having a hard time getting organized to finish the final project. That was not Roy's fault, I just couldn't get the plate to look like I wanted it to. My guess is if I sat there for another hour, I would still have had a hard time making something I was happy with, it was just that kind of creative (or not creative) day.
Other Thoughts : This is a great class. Julie and I took our stringers home and spent an hour dividing them up. She carefully packed hers to take with her back to NY. Mine are still sitting on the dining room table waiting to go down to the basement to be organized for new projects. I love taking classes at Delphi, and I can't wait to get my projects when they are complete. After all, we can't go 2 or 3 weeks without our 'Delphi fix'!
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5 out of 5 stars
  •   Combing and Vitrigraph FUN!
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Pros : This is the most amazing class. A friend and I took the class to learn some new techniques. Roy was our instructor and was awesome. He explained everything perfectly and made sure we had everything we needed as far as glass colors, etc. We never felt rushed and we got to make two very interesting projects to take home (or mailed to us since we were from out of town). He answered all my questions and was very knowledgeable. I had just recently purchased a vitrigraph, but if you are thinking of getting one, take the class first because after seeing his, I could have saved some money on the type of kiln I bought. I can hardly wait to try these new techniques on my own. I definitely feel like after this class I can totally tackle these with confidence. We drove 8 hours to take the class. Worth every mile. My friend and I geeked out the entire day and there were several high fives when we saw the different stages of our projects. Thanks to Roy who made our day special!
Cons :
Other Thoughts : Every employee I encountered at Delphi was very kind and helpful. I felt welcome in the classroom as well as the showroom and warehouse area. Great experience with great people.
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